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in no man's land. it's high time that whenever balboa station is mentioned, you are really a transit-first city, we connect balboa train station with visitation valley. the second point i want to make is on this so-so called mobility study. new right, the transportation system especially any of the buses that go up to hunter's point is very precarious. and this has been going on for many, many years. over 15 years. but in the last three years, it's despicable. you do not know who are the focus groups gathering to talk about some mobility program, but as far as the really plight of the people, something has to be done. and that's one of the ways where [inaudible] is fostered. the sfcta, loves to talk the talk, but cannot walk the walk. finally, i saw this thing in the bus that you be a czar for a day and now to the year 12-2040, you can spend $64 billion. we are not dealing with monopoly and those type of gimmicks. it's a shame our streets are pathetic. our transportation has to be tweaked and we have to be serious about our roads and transportation system. thank you very much. >> thank you
are also extremely challenge in our public transit. we talk about being a transit first city, but everyone has had the experience of sitting in gridlock, waiting for the bus, trying to hail that tab, walking on pedestrian sidewalks that are not particularly safe. as a city, we need to do more to invest in the first-class transportation system. >> what are some of the biggest issues facing your district? >> in addition to the local economy that impacts the merchant corridors, to many vacant storefronts, transit issues, in every neighborhood we're having a real conversation about how we change, whether we should preserve aspects of the important characters of our neighborhood or think about building new things. there is also a real discussion we're having in many neighborhoods about affordability. i hear from too many tenants in the process of being evicted, homeowners being foreclosed on. we need to think about how all of us can continue to live in a city where the whole world wants to be. >> it is a great place to be. >> it is a great place to be. how do you balance the needs of your distr
's first cities in places like sumer in ancient mesopotamia. but how did farming begin in the new world ? when scotty macneish first came to the tehuacan valley in 1962, he was seeking the answer to one simple question -- did agriculture evolve here or was it introduced from the old world ? then we'll measure out from the corners. keach: in a stratum of the purron cave that had been laid down thousands of years later than those in which he found the hunters and gatherers, macneish made a discovery that exceeded all expectations. macneish: this is a corn cob, and it's a real little one. keach: it may have looked insignificant, but the shriveled ear dated to about 5000 b.c. it was the earliest evidence of farming ever discovered in the new world. since corn is a staple crop, it would have allowed a nomadic hunting/gathering way of life to evolve into a settled agricultural one. corn slowly evolved in the new world from tiny ears, like the one macneish discovered, to the size we know today. like staple crops of the old world, such as wheat and barley, corn has a wonderful property. corn ca
for today's trivia. in 1962, which city hosted its first-ever world series games? a. kansas city b. minneapolis c. san francisco the answer still to come this midday! time for sports. the white sox have shuffled the front office with some familiar faces. kenny williams and rick hahn have both been promoted. williams will now oversee baseball operations as executive vice president, while hahn becomes the new general manager. williams has been the g-m for 13 years, and constructed the 2005 world series team. now he'll deal with off- the- field issues, like boosting attendance. hahn most recently served as assistant g-m, and has been pursued by many teams over the years. he'll immediately have to make decisions on free agents like jake peavy, a-j pierzynski, and kevin youkilis. the tigers trying to even the world series against the giants. it scoreless with no outs in the second inning. delmon young grounds one down the line. prince fielder is sent home from first base, but the relay throw is on time and he's out. still no score in the seventh brandon crawford grounds into a double p
service employees to income housing, to stabilize our communities, and make us more safe by housing first responders in the city. i support creating tenant cooperatives for middle income san franciscans. it has worked to make tenants rent payments become mortgage payments. city's property tax revenues and stabilize our neighborhoods. i support replicating the community based and privately funded north beach citizens, in neighborhoods throughout san francisco. budget for homeless without any additional burden on taxpayers. such attention at the board of supervisors, wheres0(yñ self-seg interests seem to replace taxpayers needs. i support3u&,9iut(v(sr'g our buildings, not demolishing them. i support solar rooftops all over the.íctv city. i support finding work for everyone, no matter their skills andn6sÑy abilities, to make our streets clean and safe. we can all livebdç on this peninsula together. that is challenge that iúeeañ accept. please vote for me, f. joseph butler for supervisor in distz÷] 3. thank you. Äb hi. i'm david chiu. i'm runnir$pqk for reelection to represent distri
of citations that i was first given by the city controller's office and then, as i started objecting to those particular citations they started out... they started rolling out new citation and changing the old citations. but i did not start out on an ethics complaint on this. it was strictly about access to public records and if the city controllers audit is finished and assuming that the ethics commissions investigation of the patient gift fund is complete, those investigations are complete, and the records have to be released because the investigation is over. >> any other questions for mr. shaw? >> were there any other subnative points that you want to make, mr. shaw? >> again, 699-13, indicating that investigative records have to be kept confidential applies only to ethics laws, not public
because san francisco is one of the most innovative cities in the galaxy and it's a very great place to be the home of the challenge america summit, the first-ever challenge america summit. so it's now my job to introduce our first speaker of the night, who is going to officially kick off the first-ever challenge america summit, somebody who has been verylfe instrumental in creating a movement around innovation in san francisco. just a few months ago, announced october as innovation month inl-mj4p&c"p san francisco, and is doing a whole lot of work on, you know creating a@g real ecosystem for entrepreneurs, for governments for everybody to create new ideas and new innovations. please join me in welcoming mayor ed lee to the floor. >> [applause.] >> thank you. thank you, josh. welcome, everybody. now that i know where i'm at i want to welcome all of you, i want to of course thank the night challenge -- night rover challenge, nasa, of course, for being here. i also want to thank s.p.u.r. again for hosting it. you know, when i started working with s.p.u
1018. first we have betty trainer and a champion of one of the city parks located in the heart of a challenging neighborhood in district six, boeddeker park. betty is a tireless advocate for bo decker and for boeddeker park and organized efforts for clean up days for the community members and brought diverse members together for arts and music in an neighborhood that has the highest concentration of children in the city. betty was recently selected as a finalist for the cox rks heroes award and will receive a $2,500 grant and giving right back to boeddeker park. it's from the parent company of cox enterprises and honors heroes along us that enhance and benefit the outside places. we will celebrate with betty the trust for the land and other officials for grand breaking a project at boeddeker park and transform the play ground and park for youth, seniors and other users that live in the tenderloin. betty it's an absolute pleasure to know you and i think you were one of the first people i met on the job four years ago and i want to thank you for your work and it's advocates t
is making an early debut. cam mems, donkey and sheep arrived at radio city for the first days of rehearsals. they'll be part of the living nativity segment at the radio city spectacular. no word on the they'll join in in the famous kick line. >>> it can get i have slous in the world of bankers, at least in hong kong where bankers and hedge fund managers jump in the ring to raise money for children's charities. they sometimes train for six months to come out on top. according to one competitor, the hardest part of training was not drinking any beer. >> spoken straight from a banker. >> exactly. >> sitting at the bar. >> it's okay to offend bankers now. >> it's the cool thing to do apparently. >> it used to be the irs. now it's bankers. >>> time now for a early look at the stories we'll follow throughout the day on nbc. two teenage boys accused of killing 12-year-old pasquale. her body was discovered in a recycling bin two days later. the brothers ages 15 and 17 have been charged with first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and disposing of a body as well as theft. the shedd aquarium
in the first place. >> tom: in cities across the u.s., the biggest mortgage lender, wells fargo looking to mend its image after accusations it steered minority homebuyers into sub-prime loans. the bank's strategy is to help certain home buyers with their down payments. as diane eastabook reports cities like chicago are hoping the grants could be a first step in turning around distressed neighborhoods. >> all of you out there probably know what your numbers are. >> reporter: these chicagoans are lining up for what could be a chance of a lifetime. they're applying for $15,000 grants to be used for the purchase of a home. the money is coming from wells fargo and it's part of multi- million dollar national fair lending settlement between the bank, the u.s. justice department, and several states including illinois. >> the programs desire and intent was not only to spark not only the market, but to spark people's imagination to get them interested in buying a home again. >> reporter: the $8 million set aside for the chicago grants could help revitalize neighborhoods hard hit by the housing crisis. to
. demonstrators are planning to march downdownand reopen pie the plaza overnight. the mayor says the city wants to protect first amendment rights but will not tolerate camping or overnight vandalism. >> we help people if they want to have a peaceful demonstration, we're ready to accommodate them. we're also ready to enforce the rules. >> i think the message today is a very basic one. that's just violence versus nonviolence. it's been an issue with the police here. it's been an issue within the movement at some time perhaps. and it's something that we need to address. >> now, oakland police have been in the area all day. and say while they expect a peaceful protest, they're ready for everything and anything. >>> 12 days and counting. so much campaigning that the president is losing his voice. also, the controversial comments of an indiana senate candidate are becoming a campaign issue. steve handlesman joins us live from the nation's capital. he's following all the action from washington. >> good evening to you. it's a bit of a campaign frenzy, and it's not even the final sprint. it's exhausting
. we learned from those mistakes and invested in people first and that's what the grants recognize and that's how the city is going about doing t i am very proud. i am very proud because -- you know, busty posy hit a grand slam and we all celebrate that and i'm going to use baseball analogies all along and these grants don't win the series or the whole ball game but they are important building blocks of steps of confidence that involve the people. the next people up at bat are the people themselves and you're going to get trained in the people that we need. you're going to help us create better schools with our school district because that is part of the neighborhood. better transportation systems. small businesses that have all of the streets we're rebuilding and the old redevelopment and the successor agency called office of community investment and infrastructure. they're succeeding. they're the ones there. they're going to use smart investment strategies with the communities to build businesses there. we learned. you just can't put poor people in housing and expect them
, what can rg3 expect in his first big trip to the seal city plus a positive update on amanda flesher. news at 5:00 continues after this. this. president obama: there's just no quit in n america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
at first blush. kayla takes us inside the citi shake-up. >> when mike o neil was staped at city's chairman, they got the feeling a shake-up would be coming and the report by the new york times reports a picture of pandit's last date marked by shock after what he believed to be strong earnings. one said he resigned immediately and another resigning at year-end and third being fired without cause. he chose to leave immediately. coo john havens agreed to leave within minutes. the following day, pan dit said the move was his choice and based on that quarter's earnings that he would be leaving citi in good hands. a former bank of america executive and bank of hawaii, o neil joined the board and became chairman when dick parsons resigned earlier. they were long preparing for pandit's recession and took an unusual turn in the ongoing succession plans holding talks with two candidates for the vacanted coo role which has yet to be filled. >> it's amazing, thanks, if that departure scenario is true, that mikes michael o neill is making all decisions and forcing his agenda. >> let's talk about that a
from ever... legally owwing a firearm. the city is not looking to add to it's arsenal of speedd cameras. that's what transportatiio officials disclosse today at the first meeeing of a speed camera task forcee the roup is studying how to best manage the system that issues hundreds of phouuands of tickets annually. &p city officials sayytte next phase of improving the cities reddlight nd speed cameras willlfocus on mainttnaning it. hhw are the roads looking tonig? tonight?brrndi proctor has our traffic dge report. repoot. maplibertt40shawanmaa395map with halloween just dayy away no one can appreciate the lovee elephants. like the with the help of tww afriiann elephants the maryyand zoo weekend. toddy dolly and anna took part ann many were able to watch them crush the 2-hhndred-pound pumpkins with their feet,, head, and tuskk but ttis weekend may not be all fun and expecting toohit alliiore. but zoo officials saa they are prepared foo anything. "we haveea lot of ouu staff oo grounds thats preparing for a doing a lot oo things like getting all the gas canisters generators and cars s
city for our first time. i have no idea what to wear. i'm so excited. >> we are going to get you ready for kathie lee and broadway. are you ready to hit broadway in style? >> yes. >> yes! >> wonderful. how exciting. >> we'll see them there. >> sari is here with her sister sue and best friend amy. keep your blind folds on for a second. here is soni piper before. all right. let's see. great. guys, ready? take off your blind folds. >> you look awesome. >> are you ready to see? turn around here. >> oh, my gosh! >> you look beautiful. >> you look beautiful. >> look right at camera 12. tell us about her beautiful hair. >> okay. soni has fine textured hair. the best way to plump up hair is with hair color and a hair cut. kept the haircut simple. just keep it sort of more appropriate length. we reshape your forehead with the side-swept bangs. make the color warmer. small changes make big differences. before, i don't like to use mousey, but a little dull. >> dull is better. >> them's fighting words. >> now you have just this little glow. >> lovely make-up, so soft and beautiful. >> wait. she is
the anniversary of the night they first cleared the camp from city hall. the camp is cleared but demonstrators said they might try to camp out. 200 people marched peacefully. officials say a stockton man was arrested from preventing an officer performing his duties and drug charges. >> oakland police will get extra help in a few weeks. highway patrol will be loaning some officers to the city where the crime rate up 20% from last year. stockton will also get help. chp officers will assist patrols in high crime areas. >> eric: giants head to detroit today. now just two wins away from winning another world series. at at&t park is where the game was last night. that is where madison bumgarner continued the streak of spectacular pitching. he held a seven shutout innings. and there was perfect bunt that stays fair. brandon crawford hits into a double play but a score. giving them 1-0 lead. they tack on another run in the eighth. sergio romo pitched a perfect night to close out the game. marco scutaro says they are enjoying the breaks so far but they are not taking anything for granted. >> seems like
of "meet your district supervisor" when we will be back with another of our 11 city supervisors. >> hello and welcome to me your district supervisor. we're here with supervisors got scott wiener. he started his first term this january. we are going to get to know him and talk about the issues facing the city. welcome. thank you for joining us today. tell us about your background, where you grew up, went to school, and what kind of jobs to have had. >> i grew up in the philadelphia area, in new jersey. i went to school up and down the east coast. i went to undergrad at duke university. i went to law school at harvard. after clerking for a judge, i came out here in 1997. i have been here for the last 14 years. i have always lived in the castro. i am an attorney. i started out in private practice. i settle private law firm during complex commercial litigation. in 2002, and moved over to the sentences the city attorney's office where i worked on the trial team doing trials for the city, hin cases, and supervising a team of attorneys as well. >> why did you choose to live in san francisco? >>
that alarmed the faa. it involved the actions of a colgan captain on a flight out of new york city. the first officer on the flight was ben coats. it was coats' job to calculate the weight limit on the flight, and his calculations showed the plane would be too heavy to fly. and you say to the captain, "captain, we're even more overweight than we thought." what did he say? >> well, he said, "well, why don't we just count three of those adultss children." >> o'brien: really? >> yeah. "just mark them down on the sheet as children, and that will put us underweight." that's what he suggested. >> o'brien: coats says he refused, and the captain took the weight manifest from him. only after landing did coats discover what had happened with the manifest. so, when you looked at the paperwork, which had all the information on the weights and balances for the plane, what did you see? >> well, i saw that it had been altered. my math had been altered. it had been changed so our plane would no longer be overweight. >> o'brien: he made the limit higher so the plane would fit. >> yes. >> o'brien: and what you
remember the good work the first five is doing and the commitment that they have given to the san francisco unified school district, particularly in the near future when the city is going to be reconsidering reratification and authorization of many of the other bills and propositions that have been supporting the first five, thank you. >> thank you. let's move to item g, consent calendar. is there a motion to second on the consent calendar? >> so moved. >> second. >> and any items withdrawn or corrected by the superintendent? >> good evening. there are four corrections to 4 b. 1210-23 k5 on page 54. dates of service should be september 24, 2012, to june 30, 2013 instead of july 1, 2012 to june 30, 2013. two 4 b. 1210-23 k10 on page 64. dates of service should be october 24, 2012 to june 30, 2013 instead of october 24, 2012 to june 30, 2012. for the next two items please note that the correction is to the background of the resolution not to the actions the board is taking. to 2 f 1210-23 d6 on page eleven. dates of service should be 2011, 2012 school year instead of 2012-2013 school year. an
for the city about nine years ago for supervisor alioto-pier, and one of the first things we worked on together was proposition i that we took to the voters that included the creation of the small business assistance center, and really aimed to dedicate more resources to small businesses. and i consider myself incredibly fortunate to have worked with some of you directly. some of you worked indirectly worked with regina many years, to. worked with commissioner e. rely on the formation of the small business revolving loan fund. obviously to have worked with commissioner dwight on the sf made collaborative. commissioner dooley and i have worked together on numerous measures that have come before this commission over the years and it's really been a pleasure to oftentimes work in the early stages of a program or a concepts and shepherd them, help give them some form and launch them and hand them over to folks who really spend their lives day in and day out working with small business. the neighborhood economic development work that the office of economic and workforce does affecting probably the m
. >> as a planning commissioner i was the first advocate that they be good union jobs. development also increases our housing stock which our city badly needs. and now the planning commissioner, i made sure that new housing includes units that are accessible for middle and lower income people. i introduced requirements that market rate housing developers invest in public open space, transit affordable housing and child care as a condition for approval of their projects. for the last nine months, as d-five supervisor, i have demonstrated how i will governor if elected for a full term. my office has worked on parking, and tour bus issues in alamo square and nopa and violence in the poor conditions of our public housing in the fillmore and western addition. and dealing with liability and the overcrowding of muni and ped and bike safety. we are advocating for additional bike lanes on oak and other issues. on all of these my job as district five supervisor has been to respond as fast as possible and make sure that city hall is working for everyone in the district. on november 6th, i hope that you will vot
its fair share of problems and flight out of the city. i wonder, let's talk first why? why did you choose to go back to baltimore? >> you know, it was a question that even a lot of my friends asked me when i said i'm going back to baltimore, they were like why? honestly i believe in the baltimore story. i believe in the fact i'm a very proud baltimorens and we are proud people, proud of our city and have a lot of infrastructure that's in place that's actually showing where we're making a renaissance. if you look at school readiness indicators in baltimore, 12 years ago we were at 27% of kids were at school readiness now we have around 73% of kids at school readiness. new infrastructure coming back, arts and cultural base coming back. it's an exciting time to be there but you're going with both eyes open understanding there's economic challenges, social challenges that have to be tackled, particularly when looking at great american citys. >> we brought up those manufacturing stats because that's -- we talk about the systemic problems with a lot of these cities and the reality is, is
could become the first to oppose a penny per ounce tax that sells sodas and other sugary drinks. grudge city college trustees are expected to approve budget cuts to close a $15 million short fall and keep the school from losing its accreditation. the cuts could result in department heads returning to teaching. >> that is my biggest worry as a student here we will lose some of our funding to take care of our students. >> trustees have until march to submit a plan that will allow the college to keep its accreditation. >>> the port of oakland is look into the latest investigation into questionable expenditures. our first report led to the port placing two executives on paid leave. now what we have learned that international marketing manager lawrence spent $550 last year at an oakland that bills itself as upright room karaoke bar but neighbors suggest it's a front for prostitution. he wrote it was a business meeting with four chinese mer channels. there is certainly deep concern. that is why we are taking it so seriously. >> he was also reimbursed for thousands of dollars for staying at ex
vehicles. the first project, the authority was the grant recipient on behalf of car share. this is making city car share more green. we support the sf ride matching for schools and commuters to the city. this is the 511 you can dial on your phone. the last one is too complicated to go into. there was a presentation at plans and programs last week. this has a lot to do with trying to use the existing private and public dollars that go toward tdm and building partnerships. covering from shuttles to new ways to deal with the transportation management association. sometimes they are required by the development to do a better job at t.d.m. with that, i will stop right there. >> thank you very much. ms. lombardo. want to thank staff for your work. the purpose of the presentations is to give the members of commission and the public the way their tax dollars are spent. it allows us to have a dialogue in making sure the most efficient work is done. commissioner kim. >> i just have come comments. the diversity of the transit work we do. around ped safety or bike lanes. i think a couple things i wil
be. the sample before you are samples, the first one is what voters requested that the independent controller city service auditor do for parks. you can see it simplified to one page with parks that are clean and tide y and green, and those starting from the left, there were a lot of parks in disrepair when this started in '05, '06. but parks have really improved and become more clean and usable. that's a nice report card style. but the report card on streets and street cleanliness and graffiti and trash receptacles and trees is a little more detailed and quantitative. but it shows a multi-year trend and summarizes in one page if we wanted to see what the status and health and cleanliness of streets and sidewalks would be. these are both independent score cards, report cards that the controller's office is doing, the city services auditor the board asked them to do. taking that same theme, the city services advisory of the sfpuc thought we might want to consider that as a way to synthesize and distill it into a report card to rate payers on how we're doing. so, what i've done here
. >>> the giants are getting ready to wing their way to the motor city after winning the first two games of the world series here in san francisco. madison bumgarner held the tigers to two hits over 7 innings. brandon crawford drove in the only run the giants needed a double play ball but the bases were loaded. he doesn't get an rbi. but that was your game winner right there. giants lead the series two games to none. game 3 set to go saturday night. >>> exciting stuff. 6:57 right now. let's go out one more time to the oakland zoo where lawrence, did you get a pumpkin? >> how about this? we have an alligator. they used to be really simple but now you have all these great shapes that they cut these pumpkins. but it's going to be boo at the zoo. the weather will be fantastic too. a little chilly in spots. 40s an 50s out the door but by the afternoon, high pressure bringing lots of sunshine today and some very comfortable weather. 60s and some 70s. and looks like even hotter weather over the weekend. maybe some rain as we medical toward halloween. that's the latest. back to you. >>> thanks,
. >>> first residents of a new york city apartment building were settling in for a quiet evening when suddenly they heard what they describe as blood curdling screams. >> the screams turned out to be a young mom returning home to find what can only be described as an utterly horrific scene. wabc's report has the details. >>> 5:30 p.m., horror on the city's upper west side. [ sirens blaring ] in the middle of the evening rush -- a frantic dash to save lives. and to figure out what happened in this luxury apartment building on west 75th street. >> i just saw people rushing to the streets right here. and, you know personnel coming. people, and i thought maybe it was like something exciting going on. >> reporter: it was murder on the second floor in an apartment, a woman comes home to find two of her children murdered in a bathtub, the nanny on the floor, a kitchen knife nearby. >> a mother returned with her 3-year-old child from swimming lessons. she enters her apartment. the apartment is dark, a time when she goes looking for her children, and enters the bathroom and find her 6-year-old daughter
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. the city celebrates the giants on their way to detroit for game 3 of the world series. first pitch set for 5:07 p.m. just as the other to games. the giants say you know by now they are enjoying a 2-0 lead. pitcher madison baumgartner had seven strong innings, eight strikeouts and that the giants calling two runs in the seventh and eighth innings. the forecasters say there's a bit of uncertainty about the path of hurricane center. tandy had ignored and it has caused widespread damage in the caribbean. forecasting sandy could merge with another system that is coming from the great lakes area. once those combine their calling it a fr at 13,00114. the ad head many may be subject to the same supply constraints that held down sales of the iphone 5 when it came out. orders began at midnight within 20 minutes we were hearing that people were getting e-mail's saying if you want to get the white one it would be a bit of a opoin+ it will be availableto of our warmest spots could climb to the '80s. we do have a change is starting the next work week. it will be cooler we have dense fog expected alo
unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, the super storm headed for the united states could turn into a weather phenomenon, tens of millions of people live in the national hurricanest tracking zone. in fact, the act number is some 66 million people. forecasters say there is quit a bit uncertainty on the path. we are told sandy could target florida, georgia, new york, new jersey, connecticut and new england. the hurricane has caused death and destruction across the caribbean. right now it is battering the bahamas and whip up surf on the east coast of florida. forecasters say it will come ashore along the eastern seaboard. right now there is no way to know where. here are the best probabilities: it could make a beeline for new york city. it is on collision course with a snowstorm coming from the west and a blast of fridge it air from the north, a potential for the weekend that is called frankenstorm created a perfect storm in 1991 and that went off the coast of new england became the subject of a book and a movie by same name
to be city operations and neighborhood services, i'd like to make two suggestions as reported in the examiner, first one is titled fraud hot line for elections and the second one is cancer rate for female firefighters in san francisco, and my last comment, protect the four supervisors, thank you. >> any other members of the public wish to comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. can we send this item forward with recommendation? that will be the order. mr. clerk, any other items in front of the committee. >> there are no more items, mr. chair. >> then with that, we are adjourned. >> welcome to culture wire. we will look at the latest and greatest public art project. recently, the airport unveiled the new state of the art terminal. let's take a look. the new terminal service and american airlines and virgin america was designed by a world- renowned architecture's firm. originally built in 1954, the building underwent massive renovation to become the first registered terminal and one of the must modern and sustainable terminals and the united states. the public art program continues its
in an ancient syrian city; and the world's oldest playable recording. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: hurricane "sandy" beat a path across eastern cuba and the bahamas today as a category-2 storm. it's being blamed for at least four deaths so far. "sandy" brought strong surf, heavy rain and winds topping 105 miles an hour, and it ft behind a trail of downed power lines and uprooted trees. the edges of the storm will likely bring tropical storm conditions to southeast florida, and, as it moves north, the mid- atlantic and northeast could also feel the effects through early next week. forecasters are also predicting "sandy" could collide with a blast of arctic air from the north, creating conditions for a super storm along the east coast. a new wave of ethnic violence has erupted across western myanmar, killing at least 56 people. dozens more were wounded in the clashes between buddhists and muslims. the violence re-ignited on sunday in rakhine state, triggering the worst fighting the country has seen since june. nearly 2,000 homes were also destroyed
'll soon be able to see the new york city skyline from the top of the statue liberty for the first time in a year. after renovations, lady liberty's crown will be open again starting sunday. the newly reopened area gives people better views and is also safer. if you want to see it, it's only open thursdays through sundays, and you need to make a reservation. probably not going to happen. actually, it's thursday through sunday. >> my kids are dying to go up in the crown. >> early es ereservations. >>> and the impact president obama and mitt romney are making in battleground states as they crisscross the country. result >>> rapper pitbull showed up on wednesday after he cancelled another bolivian show and ignited protests. pitbull tweeted he could not perform in santa cruz this week because the stage was not safe to perform on. angry fans demanded a refund. pitbull has since rescheduled that show. >>> pip pa middleton is launchig her new cookbook. in london, her book is called "celebrate, a year of festivities for family and friends." it includes recipes, crafts and games. middleton says
and go to the mic. don't be shy. you only have the entire city watching. [ laughter ] only. >> good afternoon honorable supervisors and board of ethics commissioners. i'm kristin winn, district 6 youth commissioner and high school student. first and foremost i would like to thank the board of supervisors and board of education for holding this meeting. it's important for high school students and it's important for youth to graduate from high school with resources and for qualifications for going to usc or ucs. also recognizing there are many youth out there who don't know where or how to find their way to resources even if they wanted to. and with this new a-g requirement, students are able to graduate with a guarantee that they will qualify for csus and ucs, but it's very alarming to see there are so many disputes who are off-track on graduating. and i would want my peers to have the support that they need. so if there were more resources, like how these resources were able to help me. we need to make sure that all students have the opportunity, resources and support that they nee
our city. we made this announcement very early because we want the same thing. we want fellows that have come through for years in the first generation of programs to meet the fellows programs 2021, and global technology and the (inaudible) sector to help these fellows help us. and so we will ask and make applications available for those who want to help us really solve some issues in our city. and allow these things, the collaboration that we have and the target history and the (inaudible) members and other members, we are going to be asking, (inaudible) to step up, not just on the weekend, not just when they have time, this is a business proposition for the city. we truly want to change the way that we do things. we don't have to build (inaudible), we can do them through our passion of wanting the best way to do things for our citizen and for our businesses in san francisco. and so, we are going to establish a city hall innovation fellows program that recruits people and recruits companies who will pay their employees to help us (inaudible) at city hall and tackle all of the
of the kidnapping. prosecutors accuse of photographing girls of a daly city girl last spring. he faces a life sentence in prison. >> police in vallejo are looking around who is stealing laughing gas from local dentists. first happened in october 18th when somebody broke into a lockbox and made off with a hundred pound drum of nitrous oxide. it's called laughing gas and used by dentists to calmer in vows patients but also a popular way to get high among teens and young adults. >> kristen: george mitchell is offering to withdraw from the san bruno settlement talks. san bruno council has cuesed them of a conflict of interest because they represented an insurance company involved in the negotiations. they say the california puc picked of him el to mediate without consulting them. >> eric: hurricane sandy is going through the caribbean leaving more than 30 deaths in its wake. you see the ominous skies as sandy approaches. by the time the storm reaches the u.s. it could be much more powerful. katie marzullo is in the storm track. >> reporter: some are calling it franken storm. it's very scary storm
. occupy protestors threatened to reoccupy the area around city hall. brian flores is in oakland with the rally marking the first anniversary of the big police raid. >> reporter: good morning. first off stark contrast in what we saw last year at occupy oakland in terms of last night. there are still reminders of what happened last night. there are still signs. there is some graffiti on sidewalks and walls. we talked about some businesses yesterday that took some precautions before the march. you can see the chase bank behind me still has boarded up windows. as we roll the video of what happened last night. about 175 protestors gathered peacefully starting yesterday afternoon and into the evening. there was a vigil and martha went from city hall 20 lake merit to china town and back to the plaza. there was a large police presence here last night. one protestor tossed a rock that hit an officer in the chest. that officer was not hurt and a second person was arrested for about instructing an -- obstructing an officer in a narcotics possession. there was a call from occupy oakland as
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